Her Majesty Queen Noor is an international humanitarian activist and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice. Born Lisa Najeeb Halaby to an Arab-American family, she met His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan while working abroad and married him in 1978. Today Her Majesty Queen Noor plays a major role in promoting international exchange and understanding of Arab and Muslim culture and politics, Arab-Western relations, and conflict prevention and recovery issues such as refugees, missing persons, poverty and disarmament. The initiatives of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation (NHF) have transformed development thinking in Jordan through pioneering programs in the areas of poverty eradication, health, women’s empowerment, microfinance, and arts as a medium for social development and cross-cultural exchange.
HM Queen Noor
"The sheer folly of trying to defend a nation by destroying all life on the planet must be apparent to anyone capable of rational thought."